Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Christian Lacroix pays homage to Elsa Schiaparelli {Fashion Icon}

The artist and contemporary designer Christian Lacroix {who closed his fashion house a few years back, but has move to costume designing for the theatre} payed homage to the late great Italian fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli in Paris at the Les Arts Decoratifs during Paris Couture Fashion Week. This special tribute was by invitation of La Maison Schiaparelli.

  Lacroix designed an 18 piece collection, inspired by Schiaparelli who was a very influential fashion designer during the beginning of the 20th Century. She is best known for her play on colors, elaborate draping and lobster embellishments to name a few...her rival was Coco Chanel. Schiaparelli was a true designer who took major chances back in her day and did not limit herself to traditional styles.

The pieces in this exhibit wont be for sale. The exhibit was intended to pay homage and bring attention to the fact that the House of Schiaparelli may be reopening {RTW & haute couture collections}. Well done Christian Lacroix.

This is so amazing...these pieces are Art!

Check it out:

LA Times

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